On Tue, Nov 16, 2010 at 05:11:49PM +0100, Stefan Sperling wrote:
> The new format is as follows: '[-rN] URL[@M] PATH'
> The old format was: 'PATH [-rN] URL'
> The real difference between the old and new formats is that the URL cannot
> have a peg revision in the old format (support for peg revisions in
> svn:externals was added in r863820). This means that, using the old format,
> one cannot refer to URLs which have been deleted in the HEAD revision.
Correction: Because in the old format, the peg revision defaults to the
operative (-r) revision, it's possible to refer to a URL that was
deleted in HEAD. But if a path was deleted and recreated multiple times,
only the most recent instance of it will be usable from svn:externals.
The new format can refer to any instance.
Received on 2010-11-16 17:43:44 CET
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